Five million visits a year
Currently, Hippos has 1.6 million visits a year. The goal of the new Hippos2020 is to triple this number. The target number is 5 million annual visits.
The number of visits at Hippos is based on estimates and calculations, in which exercise, sports, research and development will be the elements attracting the most visitors to the area. Hippos is about hobbies, and Hippos2020 will double the available sports facilities, increasing their attractiveness. The estimates on visits predicts that exercise, sports, research and development will attract the most visits to the area, as many as 2 million.
In addition, food and wellbeing are major factors in attracting visitors to the area. The grocery shop to be built at the sports center of the arena will have as many as a million visits a year. The area will also have quality restaurant services.
Events and elite sports will also play an important role, but for example the number of elite sports spectators has been estimated to be no more than 8 % of the total number. An apartment hotel and a hostel at Hippos will offer accommodation to sports tourists and others.
Hippos2020 will also be a workplace for 600-1000 people and new home to residents in adjacent apartment buildings.
The outdoor exercise park that will be constructed in the area will be a vibrant place for all the city’s inhabitants and visitors to enjoy.
Hippos2020 is full of moving life.
An extensive range of users
- Hippos2020 is a hobby facility and a travel destination for the whole family and different generations.
- Hippos2020 is the number one place of sports and wellbeing research and product development.
- Hippos2020 is the leading center for elite sports in Finland.
- Hippos2020 is a center for several events.
- Hippos2020 is also a place to shop and find accommodation.
- Hippos2020 is a centrally located and interesting living environment.